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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Britain agreed on Tuesday to order its overseas territories such as the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands to make secretive company ownership information public by the end of 2020 to try to tackle corruption and tax avoidance. The move was

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BRIDGETOWN  — The United Nations says its trained law enforcement units have logged record high cocaine seizures at seaports in the Caribbean and Latin America. On Wednesday, the U.N. said the units intercepted huge shipments of the illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] HAVANA  — Raul Castro has stepped down as president and his brother Fidel is dead but U.S. relations with Cuba are frostier than in years, with their reopened embassies nearly empty and President Donald Trump hinting at measures that could further lower the temperature. A

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PHILIPSBURG — Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travelers to move between 32 countries. Antigua-based LIAT, Air Antilles of Guadeloupe and Sint Maarten’s Winair have joined forces under the CaribSKY project which is co-funded by

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials’ harsh treatment of people from those countries who migrated to Britain as children after World War II. The “Windrush generation” were invited to Britain to plug labor shortfalls between

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] Root, root, root for the … international offshore holding corporation? The Miami Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to have a federally appointed arbitrator take over the lawsuit by Miami and Miami-Dade County to recover a share of the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] PANAMA CITY — The Caribbean and Latin America and the Caribbean is the only part of the world where child marriages and early unions have not decreased in the last 10 years, the regional office of UNICEF, based in this city, said. In a press

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] HAVANA — Despite a massive humanitarian effort over the past six months in the Eastern Caribbean, Cuba and Haiti, there is still much work to be done to rehabilitate water and sanitation and other infrastructure damaged by powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria, the United Nations

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who admitted to trafficking illegal aliens from India was given one year in prison today. Steven Lewis, 57, of St. Thomas, was sentenced for conspiracy to traffic illegal aliens, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court

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